Saturday, October 19, 2013

Love With Food October 2013 Scary Delicious Box Review

Time for October's Love With Food! This is subscription service is a way to try new foods AND give back. Boxes are $12/month (including shipping) and for each box purchased, LWF donates a meal to a child in need. The boxes have been a little hit or miss for me and, although I hate to axe a low-priced box, especially one with a charitable heart, I was kind of needing to be wowed by this one this month!

October's box is themed Scary Delicious and encourages you to "cozy up and share your box and keep one eye out for trick or treaters."

Here's first looks:

And the breakdown:

Dang Coconut Chips, $2.50 - I've never been able to stand coconut and the kids aren't crazy about it, either. Hubs will find a way to use these, I'm sure.

Happy Squeeze Fruit & Veggie Twist, $1.50 - I keep thinking the kids are going to get into these squeeze pouches. Hasn't happened yet!

Gingras Apple Cider Vinegar Pearls, $1? - WTF are these? The only website I'm seeing is in French? No clue, no idea what the price/value is. And, don't know if you can tell, but my "pearls" are pretty much busted and it's now a pouch of liquid.

Organic Hard Candies and Glee All Natural Gum, $1

Pizzelle Chocolate Waffle Crisps, $1.50 - Sure, it says chocolate on it, so the kids will eat it! ;)

Caveman Cookies, $1 -
These things are little and flat, def look like they are good for one (small) bite. Love that they are 100% all natural ingredients.

Kind bar, $.50 -
This is a little size, maybe half of a regular Kind bar. I'm hoping I can get the kids to like these for a quick, packable, easy snack. If not, hubs will knock it out. 

There was also a coupon for a free Lean Cuisine entree, which runs about $1.80 at my Kroger. So I came up with a total of about $11 for this box. I don't know.... maybe I just wasn't in the mood when I opened it, but I'm feeling a little bit over this subscription at the moment. Kind of like Goodies, which was an inexpensive box but never seemed to deliver value comparable to what I had paid, I feel like LWF has gotten into a rut. I understand that part of what you are paying for is the donated meal, but I'd rather just make a direct donation to a charity, you know?? 

I'm going to take a break from this one for a while. I embrace their mission and have always enjoyed their packaging. I sincerely hope the future of this subscription trends in such a fantastic direction that I can't help by re-subscribe! 


  1. I think it's a great idea but doesn't seem to be worth the money

    1. I know.... I hated to cut it from my list because of the donation element but as a consumer, it definitely just got to a point that it didn't make sense to me. I hope they get it all worked out!